Nokia reveals more upcoming Lumia exclusive apps

Last week, Nokia officially revealed their Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 smartphones. The company also reveal that there would be a number of exclusive Windows Phone apps for those devices. In a new post on the official Nokia blog, the company offers up some more information about these exclusive apps.

The blog post talks about some of the apps that were revealed last week, including Angry Birds Roost, which is more of a resource for the best selling mobile game series than a new game in of itself. A new version of the Vimeo video app will also be released for both devices. Nokia says that it will contain support for NFC sharing of videos, along with HD video support. It will also have  "... an easy to use design interface with dynamic live tiles, and enables consumers to purchase Vimeo Plus subscriptions through the app."

The official Bloomberg app will launch for all Lumia devices in the near future, along with an enhanced version for the Lumia 820 and 920 that will feature better Live Tile customizations. Nokia says, "The Bloomberg hub will include on-demand access to Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio, featuring critically acclaimed shows and interviews with the most pre-eminent minds in business and finance."

StyleSaint will also launch soon for all Lumia devices and will concentrate on the fashion industry, allowing users to " ... receive daily go-to guides on how to style the latest trends, fashion feeds, and style tips and tricks." A new version of the Groupon Windows Phone app, made for the Lumia 920 and 820, " ... will include Wallet integration enabling quick access to purchased Groupons, wallpapers and multiple-size Live Tiles for notifications to the start screen."

YouSendIt will launch an app for the Lumia 920 and 820 can gives its users a way " ... to access, sync and share content stored in the cloud. Users can even sign documents using their Nokia Lumia touchscreen, and securely send them from anywhere." The app also supports the smartphones' NFC features.

The new Michelin app will launch with the Lumia 920 and 820 and will offer users a guide to the well known guide's best restaurants. It will also support NFC sharing of information between smartphones or between a Lumia and a NFC-enabled restaurant window sticker. Finally the WhatsApp Messenger app will get a new version for the upcoming Lumia devices " ... that takes advantage of a more panoramic look and feel, additional languages, emoticons, and more."

Source: Nokia Conversations blog | Image via Nokia

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Bloatware? Like the iOS calculator, stock, weather, games center apps?

Nokia is pushing others to push the ecosystem with native quality apps. This benefits everyone in the WP ecosystem.

mrmomoman said,
Bloatware? Like the iOS calculator, stock, weather, games center apps?

Nokia is pushing others to push the ecosystem with native quality apps. This benefits everyone in the WP ecosystem.

A calculator is bloat?

sanctified said,

A calculator is bloat?

Might be if you have a third-party replacement that does a better job.

I personally don't like how Apple locks these apps on your screen, not allowing them to be removed from your device. I'm not a stock broker, I'm not going to use the Stocks app...

Does the Windows 7-8 messaging app allow from group SMS texting? This is a big deal breaker for me as currently in iOS this is used a lot between my friends and me.

KeR said,
Does the Windows 7-8 messaging app allow from group SMS texting? This is a big deal breaker for me as currently in iOS this is used a lot between my friends and me.

Yes. If you have people under a certain group (Family, Work, Friends, Softball Team, etc.) you can easily text, message, and/or email them all at once. This is a current WP 7.5 feature.

Princess Chica Ami said,
Wow, those oem's must love to put bloatware on everything that they touch. Good thing only Apple doesn't ship with bloatware on their products.

These are not bloatware. They do not come installed on the device but they are available only to Nokias in the marketplace (at least for an unspecified period of time).

Shame the uniformed rule the internet.

All "bloatware" on WP7 and WP8 can easily be uninstalled. Most of these apps don't even come preinstalled, but instead are available on the WP7 marketplace for Nokia devices.

Most apps 3rd party apps that Nokia signs are exclusive to Nokia for a few months then are released to all WP owners. Obviously apps that Nokia themselves develop will generally only be available on Nokia devices (though Nokia maps will be on all WP8 devices).

Princess Chica Ami said,
Wow, those oem's must love to put bloatware on everything that they touch. Good thing only Apple doesn't ship with bloatware on their products.

ryuh3d said,
Shame the uniformed rule the internet.

Most apps 3rd party apps that Nokia signs are exclusive to Nokia for a few months then are released to all WP owners. Obviously apps that Nokia themselves develop will generally only be available on Nokia devices (though Nokia maps will be on all WP8 devices).

Don't forget to mention that Nokia is either _paying_ for the development of the apps or having _their own people_ code it up. Nokia has every damned right to have an exclusivity period on them. Everyone with a non-Nokia phone should be thankful to Nokia since they may as well kept them to their own devices (which would have been counterproductive; If they sell the WP platform to consumers, they will also sell more of their own phones as a result)

Bloteware my ass. This was one of the main reason I jump ship from my Samsung Focus to a Nokia Lumia 900. For the two years I had my focus Samsung maybe pushed out two app. One of which they then later pulled and wanted people to buy.

Since the Lumia came out there has been a boat load of Nokia exclusive apps.
Yes I bought my Lumia 900 in May and it's been a great experience,I have no regrets and I bought it outright. almost every month since then something new has been pushed out by Nokia.

This fall I'll be picking up a red Lumia 920 because Nokia seems to be the only OEM creating WP devices that gets it. Samsung and HTC make nice devices but their software support for WP suck big time.


Princess Chica Ami said,
Wow, those oem's must love to put bloatware on everything that they touch. Good thing only Apple doesn't ship with bloatware on their products.

wetworker said,
Bloteware my ass. This was one of the main reason I jump ship from my Samsung Focus to a Nokia Lumia 900. For the two years I had my focus Samsung maybe pushed out two app. One of which they then later pulled and wanted people to buy.

Since the Lumia came out there has been a boat load of Nokia exclusive apps.
Yes I bought my Lumia 900 in May and it's been a great experience,I have no regrets and I bought it outright. almost every month since then something new has been pushed out by Nokia.

This fall I'll be picking up a red Lumia 920 because Nokia seems to be the only OEM creating WP devices that gets it. Samsung and HTC make nice devices but their software support for WP suck big time.

I had the exact same experience. I moved from a Focus to a 900 and will get the 920, but I haven't decided which color. Nokia's support is outstanding.

wetworker said,
Bloteware my ass. This was one of the main reason I jump ship from my Samsung Focus to a Nokia Lumia 900. For the two years I had my focus Samsung maybe pushed out two app. One of which they then later pulled and wanted people to buy.

Since the Lumia came out there has been a boat load of Nokia exclusive apps.
Yes I bought my Lumia 900 in May and it's been a great experience,I have no regrets and I bought it outright. almost every month since then something new has been pushed out by Nokia.

This fall I'll be picking up a red Lumia 920 because Nokia seems to be the only OEM creating WP devices that gets it. Samsung and HTC make nice devices but their software support for WP suck big time.

I couldn't agree more. I purchased my Lumia 900 outright around the same time to replace my Mozart and couldn't be happier. Also looking forward to a red 920!

Princess Chica Ami said,
Wow, those oem's must love to put bloatware on everything that they touch. Good thing only Apple doesn't ship with bloatware on their products.

Actually owning a WP before you post an uneducated response foes a long way.

andrewbares said,
Just what Microsoft needs, a fragmented app store to kill WP faster than ever...

As if it isn't dead already...

andrewbares said,
Just what Microsoft needs, a fragmented app store to kill WP faster than ever...

Usually this kind of exclusivity lasts only for a few months.

andrewbares said,
Just what Microsoft needs, a fragmented app store to kill WP faster than ever...

First off, learn what "fragmentation" means. Hint: this is not it.

andrewbares said,
Just what Microsoft needs, a fragmented app store to kill WP faster than ever...

Considering over like 70-80% of WP is Nokia, i think this will effect very little... Not really 'fragmented' considering other OEM's can get the same rights as Nokia if they put some money into it...

As said before, most of these only last a few months anyway